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Fishing: Makoko residents lament water pollution, dredging, seek government aid

Makoko fish oil  Fishing: Makoko residents lament water pollution, dredging, seek government aid Community leaders e1500930726314

Residents of riverine Makoko area of Lagos State are not finding the effect on oil exploration in their waters funny. They are seriously lamenting dredging and water pollution in the area. However, they call on both the state and federal governments to assist them in their major occupation of fishing by providing them with good fishing equipment. During a community ...

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Billions lack safe drinking water, sanitation globally, say UNICEF, WHO

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Some three in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update ...

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Sanitation: Agencies warned against neglecting shared latrines

Andrés Hueso  Sanitation: Agencies warned against neglecting shared latrines Andr  s Hueso e1499201189520

Funding for safe, shared toilets in fast-growing developing-world cities is at risk of neglect from donors, policymakers and planners, a new journal article authored by sanitation specialists, senior economists and leading academics has warned. Authors from the World Bank, WaterAid and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor have joined leading academics from the University of Leeds and the University ...

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UNDP, GCF address Maldives water challenges

Achim Steiner  UNDP, GCF address Maldives water challenges Achim Steiner e1498498432424

Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, has said that the Maldives will benefit from the current transfer of Green Climate Funds (GCF) funds to an adaptation project run by the UNDP. While surrounded by water, many people in the outer islands of the Maldives suffer from recurring water supply emergencies. Variable rainfall patterns and increasing salinisation caused by ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls

Dr Michael Ojo  Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls Michael Ojo 620x330

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid says it aims to help change the secrecy, shame and stigma associated with menstruation – a situation faced by some 800 million women around the world on their periods. “Why does WaterAid want to bring periods out of the closet? The easier it is for people to discuss menstruation, whether they ...

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NATO lawmakers warn on water shortages, climate change risks

Osman Askin Bak  NATO lawmakers warn on water shortages, climate change risks Osman Askin Bak

Ahead of the G7 meeting hoding May 26 to 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy, lawmakers from nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are warning that climate change will lead to conflict and mass migration in the Middle East and North Africa, and are pressing governments to stick to their commitments under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, notably pledges ...

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WISE-UP partners discuss benefits of maintaining water ecosystems

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It is almost four years since the climate and water related global partnership known as “WISE-UP to Climate” was formed, to advance knowledge on utilising natural water ecosystems and built physical infrastructure to foster socio-economic development. The essence of WISE-Up’s work has been to prove that, without healthy ecosystems in well-functioning watersheds, built infrastructure for irrigation, hydropower or water supply ...

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World Earth Day: How thirsty Africa can save water, by firm

water-lagos  World Earth Day: How thirsty Africa can save water, by firm water lagos

A German brand in sanitary fittings, GROHE, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 commemorated the World Earth Day through its commitment to innovative design with a focus on sustainability. In keeping with this year’s theme for Earth Day: environmental and climate literacy, GROHE provided key tips for saving water, especially in Africa. Statistics published by international development organisation WaterAid show that ...

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DNA presence in water enhances monitoring of fish migration

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For the first time, scientists have recorded a spring fish migration simply by conducting DNA tests on water samples. “Environmental DNA” (eDNA), strained from one-litre (quart) samples drawn weekly from New York’s East and Hudson Rivers over six months last year, revealed the presence or absence of several key fish species passing through the water on each test day. The ...

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Global investments towards meeting water, sanitation SDGs targets inadequate – WHO

MariaNeira  Global investments towards meeting water, sanitation SDGs targets inadequate – WHO MariaNeira

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation. “Today, almost two billion people use a ...

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